A Memorial Service for Sir Cecil Beaton, C.B.E.
A Memorial Service for Sir Cecil Beaton, C.B.E.

A Memorial Service for Sir Cecil Beaton, C.B.E.

£50.00

[Cecil Beaton].

St. Martin-in-the-Fields. London. Thursday, March 6th, 1980. Paperback; stapled 8 page booklet. English. 210 x 150mm. 0.2kg. . Near fine; slight wear.

The printed service sheet for Cecil Beaton's memorial service. Beaton died on 18th January, 1980 at Reddish House. Eight weeks later a memorial service was held for him at St. Martin-in-the-Fields. The church sits across from the National Portrait Gallery, the gallery where Beaton's work has frequently been exhibited over the years. The service was traditional in its words and music. The choir sang Zadok the Priest, perhaps a nod to Beaton's involvement in the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Beaton's nephew John Smiley read the lesson, the vicar of Broadchalke led the prayers and the address was delivered by Richard Buckle.